PRIVATE TOUR – Lake Maggiore: Arona between art and taste

Arona is one of the well-known touristic destinations on the shores of Lake Maggiore. It is situated on its south -western one, just opposite Angera.
The nice resort has a long lakeside view promenade and important monuments you will discover strolling along its historical centre. Then you will visit a “hidden” farm: a leader concern for the most important Italian cheese ageing and ripening, where you will enjoy a special tasting

Meeting with an English-speaking driver at Stresa or Baveno and transfer to Arona by private car/minivan. Meeting with a licensed tourist guide in order to enjoy a tour to the historical town centre, situated on the southern shore of Lake Maggiore. A pleasant panoramic walk to admire the well-known Piazza del Popolo famous for its Broletto (old Town Hall), dating back to XV century and then on to St Mary’s Collegiata, a church where the well-known Renaissance-style polyptych by Gaudenzio Ferrari (1511) is kept. Transfer by private car/minivan to the nearby hilly area dominated by “San Carlone”, a big bronze and copper statue portraying St. Charles Borromeo, archbishop of Milan (XVI century), who was born just at Arona. The sculpture was projected by Giovan Battista Crespi, nicknamed “Il Cerano”, and made during XVII century. It is 23- metre high (35-metre high with its pedestal) and tourists are allowed to climb inside it, and to reach the saint’s eyes to enjoy an unusual panoramic view over the lake. Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, who projected Miss Liberty in New York, spent some days at Arona in order to study its structure. Transfer to your last stop at “Luigi Guffanti 1876”, a leader concern for the most important Italian cheese ageing and ripening, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino and Bitto as well as Gorgonzola and Bettelmatt, some local kinds. Guided tour to the cellars. At the end wine and cheese tasting and possibility of buying some local products. Back to Stresa or Baveno.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • A private guided tour to Arona
  • Amazing natural landscapes
  • A private visit to a concern of cheese
  • A tasting of cheese and wine
  • San Carlone statue

SERVICES

  • The rate includes: a private licensed tourist guide (4 hours’ length), transfers as to the programme, entrance tickets to the monument, n. 01 visit and cheese and wine tasting
  • The rate does not include: lunch

AVAILABILITY

  • Tour available from 20th March to 15th October, except on Sundays.

NOTES

Meeting point: the meeting point with the tourist guide or the private driver will usually take place in the lobby of the Client’s hotel if it is in THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF THE CITY WHERE THE TOUR STARTS. Please, let us know the name of your hotel.

In case the Client’s accommodation is distant from the historical centers or if you come from other departure places, different meeting points will be communicated after the confirmation of the tour.

On demand: transfer to-from other cities by car/minivan; different number of participants (from 1 to 10 or more).

Intolerances or allergies must be communicated on your booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In case of cancellation of the reservation made by the buyer on the site, Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will apply the following terms:

• Up to 21 working days prior to the start of the activity: full refund of the service paid by the buyer;
• From 20 to 10 working days prior to the start of the activity: 50% refund of the price paid;
• From 9 to 0 days prior to the beginning of the activity or non-use by the buyer of the service: no refund.

For counting the days the following rules apply:
• The day of the activity is not counted;
• The days begin at 00.00 and end at 24.00 hours in the time zone in force in Italy (GMT +1).

The reimbursement by Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will be made within 30 working days by crediting the credit card used.
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